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  • Minnesota court sees burgeoning backlog of deportati...

    Aug 18, 2018 | via Post-Bulletin 

    A person accused of a crime in the United States has a constitutional right to a speedy trial. But if you find yourself waiting for a hearing at the nondescript office building that serves as the federal immigration court in Bloomington, justice may not be swift.

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  • FBI: Minnesota mosque bomber took orders from 'highe...

    Aug 1, 2018 | via Star Tribune 

    The leader of a rural Illinois militia whose members face federal hate crime charges in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque allegedly used an encrypted messaging service to correspond with other militias and to take orders from "higher-ups," according to newly unsealed court papers. A federal magistrate judge in Illinois approved a May application by the FBI to search "illinoispatriot@protonmail.com," an encrypted e-mail account that agents said co-defendants linked to militia leader Michael Hari.

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  • Domestic terrorism trial pushed to November

    Jul 27, 2018 | via The News-Gazette 

    U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce agreed to push back the trial for four Ford County men accused of being in a homegrown domestic terrorism group to November. Previously scheduled for August, the trial for Michael Hari, 47, Michael McWhorter, 29, Joe Morris, 23, and Ellis Mack, 18, is now scheduled to begin Nov. 13. The four Clarence men, who appeared Friday at the federal courthouse in Urbana, continue to be jailed in the Central District of Illinois on charges of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats and violence and possession of a machine gun for crimes they allegedly committed in Illinois and Indiana last year.

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    Related Topix: Ford County, IL